[d@DCC] DRM news...
russell at flora.ca
Thu Jan 9 13:07:25 EST 2003
On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Krishna E. Bera wrote:
> This will have the effect of invalidating the DECSS type of argument that
> the technology to play "legitimately" acquired media was not available
> on non-Windows platforms.
Not at all. The issue was never non-Windows, but whether or not an
organization such as DVD-CCA had the right to license and limit what DVD
players that can play legally purchased movies. There have been DVD-CCA
licensed players for Linux right from the beginning.
The court in Norway did understand this distinction, and said that DeCSS
being used to play legally purchased movies was legal. It need to be
remembered that DVD-CSS was never a technology to limit illegal copying
(other than in the DVD-CCA marketing brochures), but a technology to allow
the DVD-CCA to license the player market.
> > The Register
> > MS to license Media Player 9 for Linux, others? Microsoft will today announce cheaper, more flexible terms for its Windows Media Player 9 Digital Rights Management software, according to a Reuters report, and allegedly, this will allow the development of L
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/28755.html - 78%
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